Korean Veterans, Jacksonville, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 43.095 W 090° 13.863
15S E 737342 N 4400152
Quick Description: Inside a huge city park, lies this grassy knoll holding up the Korean Conflict Memorial.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 10:36:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM4KYG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 8

Long Description:

Memorial Erected by: Donated by Veterans of Foreign wars, Post NO. 1379, Ladies Auxiliary, Citizens of Jacksonville, Morgan County and surrounding areas; Committee members: Charles L. Myers, Clayton B. Kelley, Don Brown, Connie Wilson, Martha Upchurch.
Date Memorial Dedicated: May 30, 1987.
Location of Memorial: S. Main St. (IL-267), Jacksonville Community Park, Jacksonville.

Monument Text:
Front:

IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES SERVING
THEIR COUNTY AND
FIGHTING COMMUNISM

William A. Bennett    John D. Bagale
Claude C. McDaniel    Jack J. Witwer
James W. Patterson    Kenneth L. Dunaway
Robert L. McManus    Jackie D. Long
Robert C. Burton    Gerald W. Winner

KOREAN VETERANS
June 25, 1950     DEDICATED May 30, 1987     July 27, 1953

Back:

KOREAN CONFLICT DEAD....................54,246
WOUNDED...................103,284
MISSING.....................8,177
131 MEDALS OF HONOR WERE AWARDED
389 STILL LISTED AS PRISONERS OF WAR.

List if there are any visiting hours:
city park, closes at sundown


Entrance fees (if it applies):
0


Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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